Comic Rich Little, once a television staple for its eerie impressions of presidents and celebrities, says he hasn’t been on TV for three decades. In an interview for “CBS Sunday Morning,” slated to air May 30, he tells correspondent Tracy Smith that his age may have something to do with it.
“Well, you know, I mean, when you get to be my age – it’s harder to get on TV,” Little said. “I’m thrilled to be on this show today because this is probably the first time I’ve been on network television in 30 years.”
82-year-old Little was one of the biggest names in show business at one point. His imitations of Hollywood stars and those in the White House made him a popular performer. And by the 1970s he was an integral part of television, especially game shows, and was a regular on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.”
Small conversations with Smith about his career; his favorite imitations; and how he stopped being invited back after being a regular and guest host on “The Tonight Show”.
But it hasn’t stopped performing – it’s a popular draw on the Las Vegas Strip these days.
Still, he misses being on TV.
“I do,” he said to Smith. “I think what happens when you get older, people don’t really want to book you for a show. Maybe they think you’re not funny anymore, you know? I don’t know. So this is a huge thrill for me I hope it goes well. “
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